By: Johnny Ortiz
Are you one of those people who have had set a yearly plan to achieve but sadly couldn’t? Not a big deal; we all sometimes fall short of our goals. Undeniably failure at times can be discouraging, but the real winner is the one who immediately stands up after a fall.
Don’t lose heart the year hasn’t ended yet; you can still make the best out of the remaining; all you need to do is to adopt few strategies and attain your professional, personal, or budgeting and finance goals.
1. Failure Does Not Determine Your Worth
The first and the most important thing to keep in your mind is that your current situation is not everlasting. There comes the point in everyone’s life where things do not work out despite all efforts, and that is completely normal.
For example, if you lose all your money in an investment, does that make you a failure? No, it is part of the business. Similarly, in any other situation, you are not to blame yourself but learn from the incident. So, accept your failure, and don’t forget the golden rule: Either you win, or you learn.
2. Take A Break
People tend to go hard on themselves when things do not go the way they want, and that is when you cause yourself the most damage. You go wild to fix your mistake, and unknowingly you create more trouble on the way to achieve your purpose.
Therefore, a break is much needed after a loss so that you can ponder and reflect on your shortcomings and devise a wiser plan to accomplish your goals.
3. Inspect the Problem
After you have made your mind to give one more try to achieve your objective, find out what went wrong the first time.
Be honest with yourself and pen down all the mistakes you have committed on the road to reach your motive. This would greatly help you in the future.
4. Revive Your Lost Spirit
This is the first constructive step you are going to take. What has happened was the past, and now it is new. Recharge your energy and uplift your motivation.
Remind yourself why are you making an effort again for this and give yourself some solid answers. Your strong reasons are the basis on which you will lay your foundation. Be mindful you are your own biggest supporter and motivator. Prompt yourself with convincing and powerful ideas.
5. Adopt A Different Strategy
At times, people fail to achieve their objectives because of their lack of hard work and ineffective methods.
You couldn’t succeed the first time doesn’t mean you did not put in lots of effort; instead, the formula you practised was not potent.
For example, you are not attracting customers to your brand is because you are not acquiring strong marketing strategies. You need to look for your old techniques and see where the problem is. Once you become familiar with them, now design a new plan.
The article was an attempt to bring back your long-lost enthusiasm. Life is all about accomplishing and learning. Failure is the first step towards victory.
As the great quote states;
“Failure is a lesson learned. Success is a lesson applied.”
Take July as an opportunity to rinse and repeat. At the moment, make yourself a vow that you will get back on your feet, take a step back and run until you reach your desired destination.